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MHS boosters fund gym floor makeover

MHS boosters fund gym floor makeover

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary High School’s Athletic Booster Club (ABC) has another big project in the offing this summer: a renovation of the school’s gym. The project includes repainting all three levels of the gymnasium and refinishing the main gym’s floor to include a McNary “M” logo. The final cost of […]

Koho to step down from city council

Koho to step down from city council

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Dennis Koho was already going to leave the Keizer City Council once his term ended in January. He’s just moving up the timeline a bit. Koho, the former Keizer mayor and current city council president, told the Keizertimes on May 13 he’s resigning from the council. This follows a […]

McNary Athletic Boosters Club auction June 4

McNary Athletic Boosters Club auction June 4

The McNary Athletic Boosters Club will hold its 5th annual auction/dinner on Saturday, June 4, that will raise funds for the clubs projects, including updating the gymnasium floor this summer. The event, which will celebrate 50 years of McNary High School athletics, will be held at Log House Gardens at Willow Lake at 5655 Windsor […]

Coffee place, sub shop coming to Schoolhouse Square

Coffee place, sub shop coming to Schoolhouse Square

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Keizer’s busy focal point intersection at River and Chemawa Roads could soon be known as Coffee Corner. Or would that be Koffee Korner? Coffee aplenty is already readily available: Starbucks is currently located in the Schoolhouse Square Shopping Center, Dutch Bros. coffee stand is a little south of the […]

Around we go

Around we go

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It really is happening. After several delays, the intersection planned for years at Chemawa Road NE and Verda Lane NE is finally being constructed this summer. Bill Lawyer, Public Works director for Keizer, confirmed the timing last week. “The schedule for the project is to close the intersection beginning […]

Lady Celts land playoff berth

Lady Celts land playoff berth

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity softball team finished in fourth place in the Greater Valley Conference to wrap up the regular season last week. The spot earned the team a berth in the state playoffs and the Celtics seemed headed for a contest at North Medford High School […]

Trade and tariffs could define future

Trade and tariffs could define future

There has been talk during this year’s presidential campaigns about free trade and trade protections. If American people are inclined to look to the past they will find that during the latter years of the 1800s, the U.S. was viewed as possibly the most protectionist nation on earth. The most notable industrialists of that age, often referred to as the […]

Police chief emphasizes causes of recent crimes

Police chief emphasizes causes of recent crimes

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A drive-by shooting last weekend means there has been a major crime in Keizer each of the past four months. No one was injured early Sunday morning, May 15 when several shots were fired at a house and a car on the 4900 block of 13th Avenue North. In […]

Iris festival and its future

Iris festival and its future

Diamond in the Rough, the 2016 Keizer Iris Festival, kicked off earlier this month with the opening of the Keizer Art Association’s Iris and the Flowers exhibit including the art piece chosen for the 2017 festival (Merren Garland’s Total Eclipse of the Heart) on display through May 28. The Keizer Volunteer Fire Fighters Association held […]

Deal with the devil

Deal with the devil

By MICHAEL GERSON  In the category of credit where credit is due, Donald Trump has been exactly right in one important respect. He attacked the Republican establishment as low-energy, cowering weaklings. Now Republican leaders are lining up to surrender to him—ike low-energy, cowering weaklings. The capitulation has justified the accusation. It would be impolite to name […]

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